I am a Consutlant Psychiatrist. I studied Medicine at the University of Birmingham and graduated beginning my medical career in 2001.
I trained in psychiatry in the Yorkshire region, becoming a consultant in 2008 working for Leeds Partnerships NHS Trust.
I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and up to date with Appraisal in accordance with the General Medical Council regulations. I was revalidated with license to practise in 2015.
I gained extensive experience working in acute and community psychiatry and also prison settings, assessing and managing all common and more severe mental health conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorder, psychosis and PTSD. I have also acted as an expert witness having provided many Legal Court Reports.
Within the NHS, I worked at Leeds adult prisons between 2008-2016 providing the sole psychiatrist input to 2 large prisons, and during that time developed an ADHD pathway in the prisons.
I developed a specialist interest in Adult ADHD and gained specialist training in this area in February 2011, and in August 2011, I developed an Adult ADHD NHS service in Leeds which I continue to be in the position of Consultant Psychiatrist and the Clincial Lead. I have also taken part in several large research trials in ADHD, including looking at the prevalence in general psychiatry clinics, and the cognitive deficits in adults with ADHD.
In addition to attending numerous international ADHD conferences, I have also organised several ADHD national conferences and delivered ADHD training to a variety of professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, probation officers and other criminal justice staff across the country. I have been invited to speak about ADHD at a number of training events including the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in June 2016 I was invited to address politicians at the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont about ADHD and offenders.